“Myriant has recently developed bio-based, cost competitive, novel oligomers for coating applications that exhibit remarkable adhesion to low energy substrates,” explained David Leblanc, vice president of Sales, Marketing & Business Development at Myriant. “To accelerate innovation for coating manufactures, samples of these patented adhesion promoting resins are available through the trade name Myribond. Myriant Corporation’s goal is to spur further investigation into improved synthetic oligomers and corresponding coating formulations based on this discovery.”
Matt Terwillegar’s presentation focused on both low-energy and high-energy substrate adhesion demonstrating how the oligomers and blends using the oligomers delivered optimal bonding performance. The oligomers contributed to tough flexible coatings with cycloaliphatic character and based on the final formulation contain substantial bio-renewable content without a price premium.
“What has impressed DuPont Tate & Lyle most about the Myriant work is that it is another example of how bio-based alternative products manufactured from renewable resources can have advanced technical properties and functionality compared to their petroleum-based counterparts,” stated Laurie Kronenberg, global marketing director for DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.
“The immediate availability of these bio-renewable adhesion coating resins in addition to the data presented at the American Coatings Conference enables coating manufacturers to perform faster initial screening of potential oligomers for various coating applications.”